1982 Yamaha Maxim 650

Summary:

For a 27 year old bike, it still will run with the big boys and looks good doing it!

Faults:

Nothing really has gone wrong with it, though the carburetors could use a going over (rough idling); I just change the oil, tires, fluids & go.

It could use a repaint as the paint is looking shabby.

General Comments:

I always thought the 80's style bikes had a "Whole Lot Of Soul" & the "Yamaha Maxims" says it all.

It's so agile & predictable, it's just too much fun for a bike of this vintage.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2009

1982 Yamaha Maxim 650

Summary:

Awesome bike, I love it!

General Comments:

I love this bike. Excellent buy and it runs great with lots of power.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2008

1981 Yamaha Maxim 650

Summary:

This is one dependable, missle proof bike!!!

Faults:

I have just this year started to experience a oil leak that I think is due to an old, worn out, DOHC cover gasket. I am going to replace it this weekend and see if it takes care of my little problem. But I think this sorta thing is to be expected. For cryin out loud, the bike is 27 years old!!! But none the less, still runs GREAT!!!

General Comments:

I own the 1981 650 Maxim. I don't know how many bikes those of you complaining have owned. But I have had a couple. This bike has been the most reliable, and all around Missle Proof bike I've ever owned. The engine is as strong, and dependable as the day is long.

Don't get me wrong, the comfort of the ride has some to be desired. Also, the braking power isn't as strong as I would like, and I wish it had a bigger fuel tank.

But all around this is a great bike for the non-experienced beginner, OR the veteran rider such as myself. I am just ready for a bigger bike. But, I will still be sure to keep this dependable old cruiser regardless.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2008

1982 Yamaha Maxim 650

Summary:

I think it's a nice fun ride

Faults:

I haven't had no problems at all; changed 4 plugs.

General Comments:

Yeah they do run pretty strong between 8000 and 10000, and I think it's one of the most comfortable bikes I've ever rode. I'm really love the driveshaft.

Sometimes I catch myself riding it like a motorcross bike, if you know what I mean.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2008

1981 Yamaha Maxim 650

Summary:

Great overall bike

General Comments:

This bike is great in power and reliability. It has plenty of speed and handles great.

This bike was built in the 80,s and should be judged on that level. Don't compare this bike to the new models; it was before their time.

I don't think the new bikes can compete with the toughness of this bike. I bought my Maxim 650 for one hundred bucks about 6 months ago and love it. The bike had been sitting for about 8 years, and I had very little problem getting the bike to run after buying it. I was amazed.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2007